Going for a “wilderness” canoe trip, a solo one at that, was something I had been wanting to do for a while. I had never actually gone canoe camping before, certainly not by myself! Despite the many overwhelming challenges I had this weekend, I don’t think I ever lost my “ear-to-ear” grin. It was absolutely something I would recommend to anyone, anytime.
OTOH, it was uplifting spiritually. A spot with incredible beauty, and calm. Silence. I could pray, and hear God’s voice. It may have been a solo canoe trip, but I never felt alone. I know it sounds crazy, but I truly feel I got “connected” this weekend, a life changing opportunity. I’m so grateful for the many blessings that got me there, and wow, what a couple of days I had!
I would love to try it again next year. Maybe next time with another person, or a small group, maybe something more “off the beaten track”.
Every time I got myself in trouble, I could hear my mom’s voice in the back of my head…. “What are you thinking?!? You have two small boys, responsibilities!!”